PUBLIC SUICIDE: Agoraphobic LP: Cassette

Jan 11, 2011

This band reminds me of JFA in the way that they are all over the place. They start out decent, with a sort of lonely boy hardcore song, then they move into the straight-up ‘80s hardcore territory, which is really quite terrible. Most ‘80s hardcore was generic and flat before everybody copied it for the next thirty or however many years. Those douchebags in American Hardcore can have it. However, just when Public Suicide loses my interest, they snap me back again with some Revolution Summer-style emocore that reminds me of The Hated. Let me put it this way, I wouldn’t sit through the bad hardcore nor would I bother to fast-forward and rewind to get to the good stuff. Pretty good at times. Hardly a keeper.

 –Craven (